Servant Leadership. Joyful Living.

Edgewater Chamber of Commerce’s board exemplifies its core value of servant leadership and forwards its mission-based work with the small business community in Edgewater and beyond.

The Chamber board strives to embody the characteristics of servant leadership through:

  • listening to each other and our members to understand what their needs are;
  • striving to understand our members’ perspective and intentions;
  • making sure Chamber staff has the knowledge, resources and support they need to do their jobs effectively;
  • looking at ourselves, thinking deeply about our emotions and behavior, and considering how they affect the people around us;
  • imagining the Edgewater of the future and taking steps to bring that vision into reality;
  • using the power of persuasion to encourage people to take action;
  • and building community among each other and our neighborhood.

We desire a board with a diversity of perspective. A diverse board means our directors have experience in different industries, are from multiple generations, and come from various social, religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Our board members’ expertise is crucial to our ability to ask critical questions and assess information regarding the Chamber’s visioning, program, stewardship, governing and leadership responsibilities.

If you are a current chamber member and have a desire to serve the Edgewater community as a board member of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, please fill out the Chamber Board Application.  Applications are reviewed at quarterly Governance Committee meetings.

 Board Members

Dave Frederickson, Chair

State Farm Insurance Agent

Michael Caramagno, Vice Chair

Caramagno + Associates

Kate Piatt Eckert, Treasurer

Steep Theatre

Tom Welch, Secretary

Edgewater Reads

Jennifer Clark

Loyola University Chicago

Tim Harrington

Barr Funeral Home

Mike Khoury

Castle Food & Liquor

Maria Sigman

Salon Echo

Patti Colandrea

Bark Bark Club

Troy McMillan